Overseas members

The Institute supports members both at home and abroad. This page highlights the more commonly sought after service by our members overseas.

Working abroad

Chartered Accountants Ireland has reciprocity agreements with a number of other Institutes that allow Chartered Accountants Ireland members apply for dual membership of those bodies and allows their members apply to Chartered Accountants Ireland for dual membership.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is a member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA). One of the key objectives of the GAA is to provide local support to members wherever they are in the world. In order to achieve this, GAA Institutes have agreed to provide specific local support and services to all members of GAA Institutes who are living and working in their territory.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) We are committed to connecting and supporting members wherever they work and creating greater mobility and opportunities globally for those seeking to become or develop as chartered accountants and those looking to train or employ them

Local Networking

Your Institute supports members overseas through local networks:
Chartered Accountants Ireland London Society, Chartered Accountants Ireland Australia Society, with chapters in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne

Professional Accountants in Europe

Professional Accountants in Europe in France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and others.


The Institute is a leading member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States, representing members of all Chartered bodies in the US.

Export Start Guide

Export Start Guide is a joint initiative developed by Invest Northern Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Enterprise Ireland to help businesses to export.

Electronic Publications

Six free e-newsletters bringing the Institute closer to those based overseas. For example, Chartered Accountants News issues every Friday with news on what’s happening in the profession.

Social Networking

Keep in touch with your Institute via our regular Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook activity.

Member services

The Institute also provides an impressive range of commercial services to members at heavily discounted rates.

Professional development

We have a wide range of online courses. These courses are ideally suited to support members achieve their CPD requirements and are accessible from anywhere. We also offer a range of specialist qualifications – ideal to help you progress on your career path and many of which have a distance option available.

Chartered Accountants Ireland signs Mutual Recognition Agreement with Singapore Institute

Nov 20, 2017

Agreement follows landmark MRA with US CPA bodies

Chartered Accountants Ireland is pleased to announce the signing of a Mutual Recognition Agreement with its counterpart in Singapore, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) today (Monday 20 November 2017). The MRA will enhance the global portability and international stature of the Chartered Accountant designation, and follows on the recent renewal of our recognition agreement with the biggest professional accountancy bodies in the USA.

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The MRA was signed on Sat 18 November by Mr Barry Dempsey, Institute Chief Executive with Mr Lee Fook Chiew, Chief Executive Officer of ISCA and  at a Chartered Accountants Worldwide global meeting in Brussels.

Both ISCA and Chartered Accountants Ireland are members of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global body which brings together 12 chartered accountancy bodies connecting and representing the interests of over 1.7 million members and students globally.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement with the Singapore Institute, Chartered Accountants Ireland President Shauna Greely said:

“On behalf of my fellow members across the globe, I welcome the announcement of this important recognition agreement with ISCA in Singapore.  For Irish Chartered Accountants, this agreement with ISCA further underlines the international credentials of the Irish Chartered Accountancy qualification, and will facilitate our members to progress their careers in one of the most exciting and dynamic of financial hubs, not only in Asia but anywhere in the world."

Dr Gerard Ee, President of ISCA, said, “The RMA with Chartered Accountants Ireland further enhances the career mobility of Chartered Accountants of Singapore and reinforces ISCA’s position as a globally recognised professional accountancy body. ISCA members who have completed the Singapore CA Qualification can now attain Chartered Accountants Ireland’s Chartered designation, in addition to the chartered accountancy designations conferred by ICAEW and ICAS. The MRA is also in line with our strategy to better prepare members for the future economy, as the business environment becomes increasingly globalised.”

ISCA is the designated entity to confer the CA (Singapore) professional designation. Presently, ISCA has over 32,000 members.


Reference:  Bryan Rankin, Marketing Manager, Chartered Accountants Ireland, T: +353 1 637 7268

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